Vacancies at University of Maryland, Baltimore


The School of Medicine/ Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently recruiting for a Senior Global/Technical Grant Writer.  The Senior Global/International Grant Writer will develop global and international targeted resources, global and international research funding sources, and write proposals to a variety of organization.  Lead writing specific global and international targeted grant applications.  Coordinate faculty and student efforts in the preparation of grant applications that have a global and/or international focus.  These efforts will include writing, editing and professional review for technical compliance, budget alignment, and monitoring and evaluation plans. This position may provide grant writing support to international organizations supported and/or identified by University.  Requires 40% travel to countries such as: Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and other countries throughout Southeast Asia and Africa.

* Research, identify, and respond to funding opportunities that support strategic vision of the University.
* Responsible for proposal writing for global and international focused applications. Write or edit proposals, renewal and re-compete submissions, and acknowledgements and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies and entities.
* Identify opportunities for collaborative projects that maximize the impact of a potential grant or contract in collaboration with the administrators and/or principal investigators.
* Research guidelines and deadlines, and pro-actively inform the appropriate staff of funding opportunities utilizing calendars of activities to ensure grant compliance in pre- and post-award activities.
* Ensure compliance of submissions by completing grant application and supporting documents in response to applications (technical, budget alignment, monitoring and evaluation plan, or close-out plan) upon receipt of technical/budget components.
* Monitors pre-award requests from funding sources, coordinates prompt and well-written responses.
* Coordinate efforts of faculty in all schools, responds to multidisciplinary global grant opportunities.
* Assure grant applications comply with all sponsor, federal and state requirements.
* Assist in the continued development of the University’s Global Strategic Plan in accordance with University’s priorities.

* Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or related field.
* Five (5) years of experience in international or global grant writing with proven track record in successfully securing funding in the areas of health and social sciences
* Financial disclosure may be required.

* Ability to develop full grant applications (technical, budget, monitoring and evaluation plans, close-out, pre and post award compliance activity calendars).
* Able to work under pressure to produce high quality work products under tight time frames, function independently and have exceptional interpersonal skills.
* Knowledge of NIH, CDC, USAID, and other global funders and opportunities and identify new funding sources for special programs.
* Able to coordinate and organize efforts across multiple disciplines.
* Ability to analyze trends and recommend and/or institute “best practices” to improve on-going activities and priorities.
* Proficient grant writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.; Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc.).
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Please go to: and search for JOB REQUISITION# 8721

DUE DATE: 06 October 2014


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